Monday, February 4, 2008
Jack Johnson - Sleep Through Static
Most songwriters run into problems when you only rely on a guitar and your voice to convey emotions, stories, and warmth. It becomes very difficult to create a sense of diversification between albums, and more often than not, albums become repetative and dull. Luckily, Jack Johnson has built his fan base upon his own style of surf-acoustic melodies, and while maturing as a songwriter, still delivers what you listen to any Jack Johnson album for: the laid-back appeal. Soft-spoken, each song reverberates with a sense of satisfaction, moving graciously between purely acoustic ballads and band-reinforced tracks. It's nothing new or groundbreaking, but it does have a familiar tone that is what you'd expect from Jack. Enjoy. Standout tracks: "Enemy" and "Go On."